They Crucified Him

Come, sinner, behold what Jesus hath done

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [Come, sinner, behold what Jesus hath done]
Published in 25 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Come, sinner, behold what Jesus hath done,
Behold how he suffered for thee;
They crucified him, God’s innocent Son,
Forsaken, He died on the tree!

They crucified him, they crucified him,
They nailed him to the tree,
And so there he died,
A King crucified
To save a poor sinner like me.

2 From heaven he came, he loved you—he died;
Such love as his never was known;
Behold; on the cross your King crucified,
To make you an heir to his throne! [Refrain]

3 No pittying eye, a saving arm, none,
He saw us and pitied us then;
Alone; in the fight, the vict’ry he won;
O praise him, ye children of men. [Refrain]

4 They crucified him, and yet he forgave,
“My Father, forgive them,” he cried,
What must he have borne, the sinner to save,
When under the burden he died! [Refrain]

5 So what will you do with Jesus your King?
Say, how will you meet him at last?
What plea in the day of wrath will you bring,
When offers of mercy are past? [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #87

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, sinner, behold what Jesus hath done
Title: They Crucified Him
Author: John M. Whyte
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They crucified Him, they crucified Him
Copyright: Public Domain



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